Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mercenaries versus Contractors

As American "contractors" are unleashed in the region,  Gaddafi is being accused of unleashing "mercenaries".   Terminology is half the battle. 

In watching the events unfold in the oil-rich region,  the lead up to the illegal Iraq invasion comes to mind.  Libya will be subjected to an 'intervention' because as Victor Hugo aptly pointed out: "An army is a strange composite masterpiece, which strength results from an enormous sum total of utter weaknesses. Thus only can we explain a war waged by humanity against humanity in spite of humanity [for humanity]." 

It is with the past events in mind, and  facts readily available that I watch and listen to the Libyans who appear on CNN and other news stations.  The 'news' brought to us on the uprisings in Libya and elsewhere in the region are a chilly reminder of not only the Iraq war, but serve to confirm that we do indeed have a short term memory and  and lapses of judgment..   It seems to me that the Libya agenda is as important as the Iraq agenda (and Iranian, and ....). 

The Iraq agenda was so important to the  Bush administration that the White House had even created “an interagency” ‘Iraq Public Diplomacy group’ comprised of NSC, CIA, Pentagon, State and USAID staffers.” The Iraq Public Diplomacy Group created the ‘Iraqi Voices for Freedom’ -  voices which spoke of Saddam’s brutality and torture, while they readily made themselves available for interviews, especially to foreign press (non-American). In addition to this, a public relations firm, the Rendon Group,  helped create the Iraqi National Congress (INC) in order to promote ‘the democratic voice of Iraq’. What is more telling is that concurrent with the INC, a Committee for the Liberation of Iraq (CLI) was formed by a group which called itself ‘distinguished Americans who wanted to free Iraq from Saddam Hossein’s rule’. The distinguished members of CLI had close links to the Project for the New American Century and the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank that shaped the Bush foreign policy  (CLI members were involved with Committee for Peace and Security in the Gulf (CPSG) prior to Operation Desert Storm.  Just a reminder that the idea of “babies thrown from incubators" story of Gulf War I, was the creation of a P.R. firm; Hill & Knowlton – which was of course false).  Conveniently, the Iraq fiasco was blamed fully on 'Curveball' - the guy who sent the U.S. to war.  No mention of those who benefitted from lucrative contracts.

Although planned years prior to, in 2006, the BBC reported on the "Information Operations Roadmap".  BBC stated that  Pentagon is calculating the military opportunities that computer networks, wireless technologies and the modern media offer. From influencing public opinion through new media to designing "computer network attack" weapons, the US military is learning to fight an electronic war." (source:    In clear violation of the Smith-Mundt Act, the IOR would involve brainwashing the American public:  "Psyops messages will often be replayed by the news media for much larger audiences, including the American public,"  

Today, once again, the emotional landscape is being preconditioned for intervention, for wars of choice, and for mass murder.   Although Libya is not the first, nor  the last, (the target countries were mentioned in a September 13, 2001 press release by JINSA - the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, a right wing Washington-based advocacy and research institute.  These countries included  Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Sudan, the Palestinian Authority, Libya, Algeria and even Saudi Arabia and Egypt.    Of course, I do not believe these to be the only countries which are on the radar.

While the undermining of the Iranian regime in 2009 met with resistance, it is not yet a closed chapter for the neoconservatives.  Libya seems to have proven to be an easier target. 

Has action (humanitarian imperialism) against these countries become more urgent due to the Japan disaster?

Although American/Israeli planners seemed oblivious to the fact that "A nuclear accident anywhere is a nuclear accident everywhere" when they intorduced Stuxnet virus into Iran's nuclear plant which could have had a Chernobyl type accident, the diaster in Japan has resulted to many industrial countries re-examining their reliance on nuclear fule.  These include - but are not limited to China, Germany, and U.S. 

The question to ask is how will the nuclear fuel be substituted in the immediate future if not with more fossil fuel.  

There are no humanitarian wars - history has proven that the US has little regard for humanity else it would not increase aid to Israel after it butchered Palestinians.  What is the objective here is domination - and humanitarian intervention is another fancy word for imperialism.  Arab states foolishly believe if they cooperate (Saudi Arabia and some Persian Gulf States) with the empire, they will be spared the fate of their neighbors and brothers.  Their actions are similar to those of gladiators in Roman times.   Like gladiators, they fight not only to entertain the empire, but fight to see another day and pariticipate in another fight.  

The empire's 'humanitarian' disguise has won too thin.  It is time to see throug the menace.  

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